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PurpleStride Birmingham 2013!
PurpleStride Birmingham 2013 presented by UAB Medicine/UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center was a huge success! Over 950 participants turned out to turn Homewood Central Park purple. Raising more than $95,000, PurpleStride Birmingham well surpassed their $80,000 goal. It was a powerful and inspiring day!
PurpleLight Birmingham 2013
Birmingham went purple on October 27, 2013 for PurpleLight National Vigil for Hope. Family and friends of those touched by pancreatic cancer came together to gain both comfort and encouragement by illuminating purple glow sticks as they heard their loved ones’ names read aloud. Joined by nearly 20,000 participants in more than 80 communities across the country, this marked the largest participation in PurpleLight history and helped kick off National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
Photos will be posted at www.purplelight.org when they are available.
Volunteers in Action!
Carol Chudy, Tamara McCullen, Denny LaVercombe and Jan LaVercombe
PurpleStride Birmingham 2014
PurpleStride Birmingham 2014 presented by UAB Medicine was a powerful and inspiring day. On February 22, a sea of purple took over Homewood Central Park and made great strides in the fight against pancreatic cancer! More than 760 participants raised more than $95,000 to advance research, support patients, and create hope for the pancreatic cancer community.
June Social Event
On June 11th Birmingham volunteers met at the Good People Restaurant Birmingham for an affiliate meeting and finished the night cheering on the Baron’s at Regions Field. It was a fun evening for the whole family that also raiseed pancreatic cancer awareness and supported the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Check back to learn about more fun Spring events.
Advocacy Day 2013
Three representatives from Alabama traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Seventh Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day to join volunteers from across the country to meet with members of Congress. Since the passage of the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act (H.R. 733 and S. 362), our efforts continue to urge Congress to direct more funding to our cause.
Getting ready to meet with Senator Jeff Sessions. Pictures l to r: Bruce Clements, volunteer advocate from Birmingham; Laurie Boyle, Community Representative in Mobile; Sue Clements, Volunteer Chair, Birmingham Affiliate
Alabama volunteers prepping before a meeting on the Hill